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Register of the Walther Schevenels Papers, 1901-1986
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walther Schevenels Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1986
    Collection number: 77056
    Creator: Schevenels, Walther, 1894-1966
    Collection Size: 19 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box (8.1 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, speeches, writings, notes, bulletins, interviews, pamphlets, clippings, and printed matter, relating to European and international trade unions, the labor movement in Europe, communism in the labor movement, and the post-World War II European Recovery Program.
    Language: French and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walther Schevenels Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
    International Federation of Trade Unions
    Labour and Socialist International
    World Federation of Trade Unions
    Labor movement--Europe
    Reconstruction, 1939-1951--Europe
    Trade-unions and communism.


    1894 November 11 Born, Belgium
    1921-1924 Secretary, Federation of Metalworkers, Antwerp, Belgium
    1924 General Secretary, Provincial Federation of Metalworkers, Antwerp
    1924-1929 Lecturer, National Labor College, Uccle-Brussels and Popular University Extension, Antwerp
    1925 Executive member, Socialist Party; Honorary Director, Cooperative Union, Antwerp; Secretary, Provincial Parliament, Antwerp
    1929-1930 Assistant General Secretary, International Federation of Trade Unions, Amsterdam
    1930-1945 General Secretary, International Federation of Trade Unions, Amsterdam, Paris, London
    1945-1949 Assistant General Secretary, World Federation of Trade Unions, Paris. Resigns in dispute with Communists, 1949
    1949-1951 Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee for the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan)
    1951-1966 General Secretary, European Regional Organization of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Brussels
    1924 Author, Summarized Technology of Metal Industry and Trade Union Administration
    1926 Author, Elementary Economic Principles
    1956 Author, Forty-five Years: International Federation of Trade Unions
    1966 March 6 Died, Brussels